Request for Proposals to Host IANPHI Secretariat 2014-2017: Documents

At the 2012 IANPHI Annual Meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, the IANPHI Executive Board discussed the organization's financial situation. Under current budget projections presented by the Secretariat, funding from member dues is not sufficient to fund Secretariat staff and provide for an annual meeting. The EB approved funding for the Secretariat, currently based at Finland's National Institute of Public Health and Welfare (THL), through December 31, 2013. At the same time, the Executive Board recommended exploring options for the Secretariat from 2014 onward. During the IANPHI General Assembly meeting on October 2, 2012, several IANPHI member institutes declared their interest in hosting the Secretariat in future years.

A formal request for proposals can be accessed here. The IANPHI Executive Board approved an external Evaluation Committee comprised of former IANPHI Executive Board members to consider the responses to the RFPs and to make recommendations to the Executive Board. The Evaluation Committee includes Dr. Geir Stene Larsen (Chair, former director of the National Public Health Institute of Norway); Dr. Oni Idigbe (former director, National Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria); Dr. Mohammed Hassar (former director, Institute Pasteur of Morocco); and, Dr. Jane Wilde (former director, National Public Health Institute of Ireland).

Any institute interested in submitting a proposal should follow the instructions given in the RFP documents linked below, and send their proposal by March 11, 2013 to Dr. Stene-Larsen. The Evaluation Committee will have approximately one month to consider the various proposals and formulate its recommendation to the Executive Board. The Executive Board will decide on the location of the Secretariat after 2013 during its Spring meeting. The decision will be communicated to the General Assembly promptly.

Click the links below to access the RFP Documents:

Submission letter to the RFP for Secretariat relocation_FINAL »
Form 1 RFP IANPHI Secretariat 2014-207_FINAL »
Form 2 RFP IANPHI Secretariat 2014-2017_FINAL »
Form 3 RFP IANPHI Secretariat 2014-207_FINAL »